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Asad Rahman
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Category: Intellectual Property Law
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I am a writer and have some copyright issues related to

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I am a writer and have some copyright issues related to fiction / non fiction books. Where can I get some advice? I thank you in anticipation
JA: Do you have a registration record?
Customer: I don't know what a registration record is
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: My fiction book is not published but the publisher has copyright questions. Can you help or send me to solicitors dealing with these issues?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: 1- I for instance want to use some images from the Internet. How do I discern the images that have copyright from those that have no copyright?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 2 months ago.

Yes, I would be happy to try and assist.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I would like to use pictures from the Internet in my forthcoming book. How can i discern pictures that have no copyright and use them.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 2 months ago.

Usually the owners mark some sort of watermark on the photo. If there is none, then you generally can use them as long as there is no other form of identifying owners. I would avoid using certain individuals as they dmay not authorize use of their image.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have a related question: I obtained permission to use one image from the Internet. It depicts Prof Noam Chomsky making comments on the Palestinian conflict. Noam's response was succinct like "Yes use it" My publisher did not accept Noam's response. What do you advice me doing.
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